Driven for More
Based just outside of Denver, Reichel founded Into the Wild Overland after a realization: He was unhappy. By many measures, he shouldn’t have been: He was a successful construction manager with a healthy income, a nice home, and an upscale pickup truck. Reichel seemed to have it made. Seemed to.
“I had burn-out,” he recalls. “Was construction management what I really wanted to spend my life doing?”
With that realization, Reichel and his wife quit their jobs, sold their home, bought a trailer, and spent a year traveling across the United States. “Travel gave me an appreciation I didn’t have before. The forests, mountains, and deserts—especially the desert. The night sky with stars in complete view…there’s nothing like it. Nothing. Travel brought me new perspective.”
It also brought him an idea to start a business around durable, space-saving trailers like the one he customized for his own trip.